Trafficked – creative writing workshops


A free workshop exploring issues around human trafficking in the UK. The session will be led by Sam Fentiman-Hall (Wordsmithery and ME4Writers)

The same session will be run at multiple venues and times to enable easier access:

  • Chatham Library on Monday 7 Sept, 11am-12.30
  • Rochester Library on Saturday 12 Sept, 2pm-3.30pm
  • Gillingham Library on Tuesday 22 Sept, 5.30 – 7pm
  • Strood Library on Saturday 3 Oct, 1pm-2.30pm

To book your free session, please call 01634 337799 or email

Image: Pixabay

Welcoming TT Litho to the team

Lucy Fogarty, TT LItho Director (left) and Festival Director Jaye

Lucy Fogarty, TT LItho Director (left) and Festival Director Jaye

We’re absolutely delighted to unveil a brand new sponsor. 

TT Litho Printers Ltd, the family run Rochester based print firm, has agreed to supply publicity materials for the RLF, a massively important saving for us.

As well as providing literature for this year’s festival ‘Live’n’Local’, TT Litho will also supply generic literature we can distribute throughout the yer.

For an unfunded voluntary organisation like us, quality publicity materials is the single biggest expense we incur. The support of the professional, dedicated team at TT Litho is invaluable and we look forward to working with them. At the time of writing, both a lovely free standing banner and the ‘Live’n’Local’ brochure designs are with TT and will be seen at the Garden Party (Fort Amherst Summer Fair, 29th August).

This year’s festival takes place across one weekend in October, with a history themed first day on Saturday 10, based at the Guildhall Museum in Rochester as part of their Magna Carta programme. Keynote speaker will be Sir Robert Worcester, Chairman of the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee. A range of talks and activities will also take place at Sun Pier House in Chatham, on Sunday 11. For programme details, please visit the event page. Workshops places can be booked via Eventjoy – visit the link on the ‘Tickets’ page.

In order to  cover our costs and produce the inspiring and imaginative events we’d like to, we would welcome sponsorship or donations from other local businesses. If interested in supporting us, please contact Jaye on the above number or email Raffle donations would also be much appreciated.

TT Litho join WOW Magazine and A Stones Throw Design as main RLF supporters.

TT Litho

Artist call out for Watts the Story?

Watts the Story

The Rochester Literature Festival is delighted to have been awarded Small Experiment Funding by Ideas Test, to run a project entitled Watts The Story? with the residents of the Richard Watts Almshouses in Rochester.

We’re looking to engage a craft artist/maker for the duration of Watts the Story? which will take place at the main residence in Maidstone Road, Rochester.

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